(PRWEB) December 16, 2005
The Lloyd hotel in Amsterdam was first build in 1921 as a place to stay for migrants on their way from Eastern Europe to the Americas. The building could sleep upto 900 people at a time in large dormitories and a decontamination wing. As it is located in the Docklands of Amsterdam, ships would dock in front in order to load goods and passengers on their way to and from Argentina, Brazil and Panama. For many migrants it was seen as a stepping stone to a better life.
When the second world war broke out and the Germans invaded Holland, they transformed it into a prison. No one wants to be remembered of the horrible acts that took place behind closed doors during those years. After the war, ironically, the Dutch used it as a detention center for collaborators and shortly afterwards it became a prison for young offenders. The city of Amsterdam recently decided to transform the prison into a hotel. The Lloyd hotel was lovingly renovated as the only hotel in the world that is both a 1 star as well as a 5 star hotel.
Guest wanting to stay at the Lloyd hotel can book their accommodation through charityhotels and help Amnesty International in their fight against the abuse of human rights and falls imprisonment. As a guest you can donated 5% of your hotelbill to Amnesty International. When wanting to stay at the Lloyd hotel in Amsterdam, check
http://www.charityhotels.com/Lloyd_Hotel_Amsterdam.html and experience for yourself what it is to sleep in a fomer prison in order to fight falls imprisonment.